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October 15, 1898

A Defense of Dr. Huidekoper.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(16):940. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450160062014

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Abstract

Woodbury, N. J., Oct. 6, 1898.

To the Editor:  —In the Medical Record of Oct. 1, 1898, there is a short editorial in re Prof. Rush Shippen Huidekoper, that is so unjust to the man, so absolutely devoid of that camaraderie usually characterizing the intercourse of medical men that I ask space to reply to it. It should be all sufficient for a writer in a journal supported by doctors that a man holds a diploma from a reputable school and is himself in good professsonal standing. That he has devoted a number of years to the study and teaching of comparative medicine should not, I take it, be a bar, but rather a recommendation, for any preferment to which he may aspire, or which (as in this case) may be tendered to him. These ethics of the Medical Record are the ethics of "kites and crows," and should be

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